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What the World Thinks the Church Should Like

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October 17, 2022 4:51 pm

What the World Thinks the Church Should Like

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It's an interesting thing, but often the world knows what the church should be doing time for the line of fire with your host difficult scholar and cultural commentator Dr. Michael Brown your voice for more insanity and spiritual clarity.

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By all means give me a call. Here's number 866-348-7884 and just a reminder, you can take our material with you right in your hand right in your pocket in your purse in your forever you want to your shirt pocket where you want to carry your cell phone with our app asked Dr. Brown ministries a SK dear Brown ministries on Apple or android after years of issues with getting on an apples from the outs will be reminding you about that time as a resource when you get it. Experiment with look at it. Click on the different links scroll down to see was there and take advantage of fact, you could be watching right now are listening right now on your app all right. It's a really interesting thing, but often the church acts a certain way in the world says that's not right. Christian should be acting like that Christian should be doing this and and often the world as hostile as it can be to the gospel and sometimes as much as it can mock the truth of God the world often has an idea of what the church should look like and the world often expects the church to be different now.

Here's what got me thinking about this this past weekend we had our 23rd annual missions conference just absolutely amazing to see what our grads and our friends and colleagues have been doing around the world serving the poor, that hurting the outcast, bringing the gospel in practical ways meeting people's needs. Just amazing. From from say in the Philippines.

We've got many many works going on. Many grads and and colleagues. There, but working with children, little children, little little children, babies that have been sex trafficked.

I mean it's mind-boggling. Taking the men caring for them, giving them a solid home in an orphanage with other kids in the spiritual moms and dads of his educating and caring for them from doing that to all in Tanzania, one of her missionaries been there many many years, began taking boys in caring for them and then just turn into another orphanage or taking street kids that were just absolutely destitute and then one good work after another, working with church plant and they were helping one woman. She was so poor Sheila kids didn't have a toilet in the in their home, and because of wind and bad conditions that decides that they that.

Let's just say they weren't even when the own home, protected and covered and they went and built a toilet for them. I mean, the village was applauding the elders and the thought of you. They're all excited for the you think something that's small it was massive in their life.

And then on and on from all kinds of outreach and other constructive work that's being done. One good thing after another and literally as I heard our work is sharing and I know them.

Note some of them for 25 years of some even longer in some cases, but some been on the field mouse straight for 23 years elusive. They been serving faithfully different countries.

There are some of the first to go out and as as I hear them speak. I'm just saying myself amazed were saying about month amazing amazing amazing just so blessed to hear the reports and the praying and the cry out in the seeking of God. Just beautiful and wonderful about one of our grads is been on the field with his wife. 23 years serving in Mexico now in different nations around the world serving with organization.

He reminded us and reminded me of something that I'd said he was. He was a trained nurse and he said I made a comment that we can heal a broken leg and only God can heal a broken heart that stirred his heart to get out and go on the mission field. The world expects the church to do all kinds of good works. The world expects the church to be caring for the poor and the need and when there's a disaster for Christians to be there. They may not always acknowledge it, but there is this expectation well you should be doing that want you to sit it may just be used to batter us barges are more this ocarina, but there is the expectation that we should be doing good works as followers of Jesus. The world expects us the world also thinks that our leaders should not be hypocrites. Now, of course, Christians get a bad rap in the media. We understand the world is not going to paint a beautiful picture of the church.

So you're watching something Emily decades ago.

There is that the local Catholic priest when he comes over to see the family are just on the slide. He's getting drunk with the dad and is not the most moral guy. Of course that's always can be portrayed now. The evangelical leader who's who is profamily. Well he secretly involving gay relationships and kill somebody. It's really some corrupt narrative like that so will getting it blasted you get falsely portrayed will get portrayed and exaggerated caricatured boys, but there is an expectation that you claim to be a minister of the gospel that you should be living differently than the world. In other words, if you hear that some worldly rock star has slept with X number of people over the years.

You're not surprised. In fact, you'd be surprised to hear if they've been in a in a healthy relationship with their with their spouse and never deviated, never cheated in 30 or 40 years. That would be the surprise is a rockstar do what you want to do, etc. not a surprise that they live. Many of them abusive lives on the other hand. By the minister the gospel your surprised and and the world. Although the worlds become more more cynical towards this. It still brings more reproach because were not supposed to be like this. So the world expects the church to be doing good works. The world expects ministers of the gospel to live differently in the world expects that the church is supposed to be loving that the matter what shape you come into the building.

You should be loved now, the world will turn that into affirmation no matter what state the person comes in the matter how the living about what they're doing. They should be a firm notice of the gospel gospel's gimmick centers very very uncomfortable but they can be except right where they are and loved into the kingdom of God and into transformation when we live like this and I've seen on the ground of CNET where the church has been caring for their community for decades and then that church comes under attack by the media because of the stance they take the people in that community that are not so quick to condemn the church over a godly righteousness because they know them. Hey these are the people that are here for us when we needed.

These were people that were delivering meals during the pandemic.

These were the people he cleaned up our neighborhood.

After the tornado. These are the people that that we send our kids to her messed up on drugs and they get them into rehab. Their good people on the ground. They do good works, and therefore the reputation of the gospel is spread through them and therefore people have a better view about them not one emphasizes good works part right and I want to read some passages to you from the New Testament, but start Ephesians the second chapter. Paul writes this and you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the year. The spirit that is out working the sons of disobedience, among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind and were by nature children of wrath, but the rest of mankind, but God, being rich in mercy, because the great love with which he loved us even though we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith and that is not your own doing is the gift of God not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. When I read the whole passage because it's a well-known beautiful glorious passage, but how many of us realized that it culminates in saying that in Jesus we have been created for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them know a lot of folks talk about Paul's teaching on predestination. Ephesians 1 and what is it exactly mean one thing for sure is that he predestined us to do good works. Take a look with me and Titus. It's a short book is just three chapters and it's one that may not come up in conversation as much as other books that follows. Second Timothy and Paul is writing to Titus. He left them in Crete to set things in order so that servers will impose servant of God and apostle of Jesus Christ for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth which records with godliness and hope of eternal life, which God never lost promise before the ages began in at the proper time manifested in his word to the preaching, with which I've been entrusted by the command of God our Savior to Titus, my true child in a common faith. Grace and peace from God the father in Christ Jesus our Savior. So I left increase that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every calf. As I directed what is Elder supposed to be like if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife and his children are believers and not open to the charge of the bow treat insubordination for an overseer, as God's steward must be above reproach. You must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or drunk or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good self-control, upright, holy indiscipline missiles firmly to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict the high standards required for an elder first Timothy three was about as well. But even more strongly put here. These high standards are something that the world expects church leaders is not interesting. Titus also is a lot to say about good works, stay right here. We are going similar to the line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown is far Michael Brown delighted to be with you if you got a question like to ask me what we do on Fridays, if something's up in your wondering about it and well here's number: 866-348-7884. It is so important that we who profess faith in Jesus or witnesses to the world know were not going to be perfect.

Yes, we will have shortcomings that others can see, but we should be different than the world around us, our families should be different if the mom and dad are true believers that family should look different. There will be from not every family you have worldly families. People who are not religious people, not of faith at all that are the best neighbors you can imagine very moral people very very committed to family life, but over all it am I making this up over all, shouldn't believers look different than the world over all truth are marriages be healthier than the world overall sugar kids grow up to be godly or thin kids in the world over all.

Should ministers of the gospel have a better reputation than your average business leader for integrity, morality, holiness and purity generosity graciousness if not sums wrong.

Jesus doesn't just save us go to heaven and and the goal is not to always have a bumper sticker in your car on your car on the perfect, just forgiven. That's not the goal that the goal is to show that Jesus changes us that that the new birth really brings a change in life.

I mean, what would you think if I said, praise the Lord. I just want to thank God I've been saved almost 51 years now and and you know I used to be a heroin shooting LSD using hippie rock drummer and now I cut my hair and and play drums so much. What about the others that will yeah that's ongoing because I'm not. I'm not perfect, just forgiven you expect my cell used to be shooting heroin used to be using elastic ice to be a slave to this is been a slave to that is to have a out-of-control temper used to be necessary.

This this this, but Jesus change me.

It doesn't say that in the word six Corinthians 517 that if anyone be in the size and new creation. She's new creation the old is passed and he was calm. Doesn't all of the New Testament. Call us to live godly lives, not by our cell phone to do, but by God's grace working in us is the new birth just empty terminology. It is the new birth, nothing of substance.

All of this some time that we come up with Kaman friends. God's calling attire. We can do it in Jesus saw only go back to Titus one. Keep reading here so in verses 10 through 15. He has a rebuke for those who are insubordinate and permissive. Some of the local people there then will start in chapter 2 but as for you, Titus, second chapter teach what accords with sound doctrine.

Older men are to be sober minded, dignified self-control, sound in faith and love and steadfastness, not not just elders in the church but older men in the Lord. In general, Titus chapter 2 older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine they are to teach what is good and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, self-control, pure working at home, kind and submissive to their husbands, that the word of God may not be revived old so when we act in unchristian ways. It rings reproach to the word likewise urge the younger men to be self-controlled is just younger believers right urge the younger men to be self-controlled, show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned so the opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us bond service to be submissive to their own masters in everything there be well pleasing, argumentative pilfering, but showing altered face than everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior just to the second. The description of older men, older women younger men younger women show yourself in all respects to be a model Titus you do it, others a model of good works in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned.

So opponent may be put to shave having nothing evil to say about us.

This is the way were called to live in this world say that's hard by God's grace we can do it. Come on so many of you were set free from so many things within you, left it there cuts in we can go higher there.

There's more of God in us, there's more grace if we will spend the time with God taking in his word. It's an amazing thing.

It's it's just like watering the plants and give me a proper Sun Life grows and thrives right so we spend that quality time with God retaken his word we digested, we meditate and we ask God to give us insight we pray over we think about we seek to act on it. We talk to the Lord in prayer we we spent time worshiping change will come to you it, it just will is just like being out the sunlight regularly darkens your skin exist. These things will just happen.

It is an automatic process as we do what we know how to do and make the efforts that we can cause grace will work supernaturally and we will be known as a people of good works and the people of integrity and this will cause the church to grow as much as anything, friends, yes, we need the power, the spirit, yes, the demonstration of the Spirit is glorious but is not either or is not either characters supernatural demonstration.

It's both and select what is written here. Titus chapter 2 verse 11 for the grace of God has appeared, notice is the grace of God is appeared, bringing salvation for all people training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age waiting for a blessed hope, the appearing of work will of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works, there is again read through Titus and notice how many times it emphasizes good works. This is part of the grace of God working in us to change us and entity changes us.

He changes our nature, we begin to care about people. We didn't care about before we begin to love people. We can love before we begin to notice people we didn't notice before but but notice in this passage that the grace of God teaches all of us, such as elders, not just senior leaders are apostles and prophets or vandals or pastor's teachers enables all of us to live godly, self-controlled life.

That's what we should be known for. As believers this more recent innovation. It comes in different forms over the centuries, but the way it's been the last few decades, hey, I'm not religious onto spiritual meaning I profess to love Jesus but want to live. However, one live, meaning I show how free I am by crossing all kinds of lines, watch how free I am by using profanity watch how free I am by me getting drunk.

Watch how free I am but by me.

Watching unclean movies. That's not freedom that's bondage that that's like the pig going back to its mod with the dog going back to its vomit that that's what it's like to think godly or holy about that mature know that's the height of immaturity as an expression of carnality that's got nothing to do with the spirit whatsoever to repeat what we've heard for many years. Jesus doesn't set us free to send, but he sets us free from sin, even the world expects the church to be living differently in the world is right and expecting it to read this one more time from Titus is too much is too much Bible today okay verse 11 chapter 2 for the grace of God is appeared, bringing salvation for all people training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions into of self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age waiting for a blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works to clear these things exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you in the what is he say the next chapter. Chapter 3. Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities. This is all believers to be obedient to be ready for every good work. Believers should be ready for every good work. So we're not just going to follow the latest social trend that sizzle and activist for this group are activist for that group. We really want to have God's heart and in the communities in which we live. We want to make a different sort.

How can we make a difference if it's one person this one school district even if it's one block in your neighborhood miss one family or how can we make a difference is people of good works. This is part of how we show the love of God.

This is part of how we bring change through the gospel preached Jesus warned about the dangers of divine judgment call people to repentance and death and resurrection of Jesus and to good works to light a fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown-140 this Friday we have scheduled to be with me. Dr. Mark Stangl so Dr. Marx thing the natural path of doctrine named Dr. of the decade brilliant publishes peer-reviewed scientific articles has a radio broadcast TV broadcast different things is done over the years. This is clinic is integrative medical clinic in in California. Super super busy. He's a personal friend loves the Lord takes a day each week goes into the park to evangelize go.

This is son Mark Junior note the center from the mosque and share the gospel with Muslims.

And yet this bold fearless witness of the Lord, and the fabulous Dr. so he's going to be with us this Friday during our Q&A broadcast so seriously, if you've got a medical question, nutritional questions and in you want to ask the doctor you get to do it. Also, Dr. Stenger and his wife Angela. She's a doctor as well. They are going to be with us on our annual Israel trip, annual our first trip in three years because a covert to Israel so they can be there as well. So we have at least one night with and asked Dr. Brown night we can sit ask me any question you want and then another lie gobbling with the asked doctors Stenger yes B face-to-face. It is just another bonus on the trip. Okay any question you asked me today, not a medical quest. You asked me a question about divine healing with the Bible says about doctors but I can't help you with a medical question. I give you a spiritual answer. If you got a medical question 866-3487 84 so let's let's just finish up with Titus of the last time you read the book but did you realize how much emphasis it have on the subject of good works.

Three Titus three sterna verse one again remind them so the believers that your your mentoring discipling leading there in Crete. Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities to be obedient to be ready for every good work to speak evil of no one to avoid quarreling to be gentle and to show perfect courtesy toward all people while my description. These are some of the verses that remind me that when I'm interacting with those I differ with what I'm calling leaders to accounts who are putting forth ungodly policies that I don't do so in a way that is demeaning to the gospel or that gives vent for the flesh but rather speaking to a leader.

I will address that leader with respect if it was the president. Pres. Biden Pres. Trump Pres. Obama with all respects her and then I would raise my issues.

These are some of the verses that color. Why I do what I do and here's Paul's reason for he says for we verse three for we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another that was.

We acted like a bunch of jerks before we were foolish we were lost and and God did not just cast us off throw a softy. He reached out to us in his mercy, to change us, so the same way when I consider himself righteously because we were once that we many, many of us acted like trash and in the past and lived ungodly laws in the past.

Now God is saying okay I'm having mercy on you.

You have mercy on others hold the line, speak the truth but through full of love, but with his goodness and lovingkindness of God our Savior. He saved us of his works done by us in righteousness and we don't get saved by doing good but he calls us to good but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit who report out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior. So that being justified by his grace might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. The saying is trustworthy and I want to insist on these things so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works.

These things are excellent profitable for people but avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person's true subdivision after wanting him once and twice have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful. He is self condemned, also done when I send Artemis or thickest to do your best to come to me in the Coppola's. Fred decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Xena's the lawyer and Apollo's on their way to that they like nothing and let our people learn to devote themselves to good works so as to help cases of urgent need not be an fruitful older with me, send greetings to greet those who love us in the faith.

Grace be with you all now only times to see all by the way, don't forget about doing works. One last thing. Keep doing good works, especially for those in urgent need all and can I remind you to do good works that God called us to that that he set aside for us to do before creation that yet and don't get those good works.

The world expects us to do good works.

God expects us to do good works, and as we go about doing good. Then good comes people are helped lives are changed. Is it what the long-term, further feeding the starving child that the child lives and has an opportunity that's long-term proof and most wonderful of all could even hear the gospel and and and be with the Lord forever and ever. At the very least, the child is an opportunity Travis a chance to make so Mike Brown were you doing fair question. Very fair question. So first, many years ago during the refugee crisis in Vietnam as refugees reporting out after the country fell to the north, South Vietnam fell to the north. When America pulled out so we are part of the church was very much rich in good works at me. I remember a Sunday service where paper was given out to everybody in the congregation and were told before you leave. Write a letter of the senator local representative need to write a letter challenging them to to do the right thing in a particular Paul's own number with the policy was all but remember tested before we leave off with you this. Also, if we if we left we forget to do. We were strongly pro-life.

Speaking about that back then late 70s early 80s between the refugee crisis. Pastor got up and said look you go to bed you get a couch take somebody in this one through the church we just did just regular people will just didn't and lived like that for years with with refugees in our home they became part of the family. Single man single women family couple with the child just it was her joy to do it. Then as I began traveling overseas serving those in other parts of the world and see what they were doing in such extraordinary tangible hands-on ways. I thought what can I do to help and support them and that's what I've tried to do over the years so I'm I'm not primarily an activist. I'm very active in causes of familiar voice seeking to equip and help, but because so many of my friends and colleagues are on the front lines out doing incredible good considering the broadcast is a listen to them share I just kept saying amazing amazing amazing amazing and you know this one a pilot being trained to to go out front your mission is where you take the needed medical supplies and outlying areas.

This is a pilot so is going to do this for the Lord and his and his wife is a mission. So as long as we've known her she's pray.

Maybe she's been a nurse so that he could bring the medical supplies and she is there still displaying about that part. But this is what our folks are doing. Of course in America and around the world. So what we try to do now support them. We try to do is is is help underwrite some of what they're doing so everyone that supports our ministry.

Just so you know this. Everyone that supports our ministry or monthly torchbearers or monthly supporters. Those that they give one time gifts are periodically certain times of year. Thank you to each and every one of you, the firstfruits of your funds go to support missionaries around the world. The for the firstfruits of what you give us. We are able to turn around and support front-line workers and then my goal is to travel around the world to support and strengthen those on the front lines by pouring into them there so many different ways that we can be involved in in doing good you can support Samaritan's purse, which is pouring funds and into Ukraine.

You could say well this is this is money that can be used on something else but to choose to be involved in doing good. It does mean that you have to go Ukraine to deliver the food yourself. That could be that you work at a local soup kitchen and you volunteer time to do that wonderful and it could be that you just raise your kids, your daughters, to to be good babysitters and they just help others in the neighborhood to the mothers that are really overworked and and mom and dad super busy and and try the put enough money desisted to live in's and hey skid night out though. We don't want the money. We just want to babysit egg ticket. Whatever it is there so many creative things there are so many ways that we can be involved in good works and again if the constraints of life. You say I don't think you understand my life at the end of the day all I have time to do is, collapse and unwind between household responsibilities response was that his response was on the job and any other other areas why serving volunteer in the church all yeah now into the soup kitchen two days we got time for that, but you can make choices to say funds of us, but this way instead I'm going to give to those that are doing this amuses one of our models and our intermissions, teaching things like that that if you can't go then send right and and this is all part of our good works.

You sponsor a child. You want children spot week and we can give you names were just reach out to fire fire right and and right there their children that you can sponsor kids that were sex trafficked, or kids that were in abusive homes and were demonized in the worst situation now being raised in a godly Christian environment with people that love them and care for them.

They need sponsors where were here to facilitate and to help so that we can be involved in good works of us as we do them sponsor these kids here and I'm helping with this program here in the inner-city donating to that it will because of a teacher of training of teachers to do the beautiful, wonderful Lord, how can you use us, what can we do, let's ask the Lord, we come back.

I'm totally switching subjects here on 15.

The line of fire with your host Dr. Michael Brown got on the line of fire by calling 866-34-TRUTH here again is Dr. Michael Brown then says for us on the line of fire probably talk about this tomorrow as a viral video from a mom in California about speaking to the local school board about their sponsorship of a get this family-friendly drag queen event.

I was going to play the clip, but she so clear what's he saying we just can't play it over the airwaves. An in absolutely necessary. Rebuke twitch about that talked about some some interesting comments about what it is that causes one of the things it causes people to struggle with transgender identity and some attraction of how was my friend and esteemed colleague, Dennis Prager took issue on recent article he wrote about trans identity and in Deuteronomy 22 so will probably talking about those things tomorrow as we way back in on the culture wars and then Wednesday schedule to speak with pastor Michael Yousef about his book the end is near and got I haven't haven't commented much yet about a lot of the talk about nuclear war.

What could be coming next. One of my colleagues, a man of prayer who is often heard. The spirit of God speak is felt an urgency to pray against a prudent using nuclear weapons and a real concern that something could happen in Pres. Biden made comments that many fig felt were alarmist about nuclear war.

Obviously this is always a possibility given the fact that there are so many nuclear weapons around the world.

Given the fact that one of the main reasons that that different nations don't use them is because they don't want them used against them.

But if some country felt they could use them with impunity or the games would be worse than the will better than the losses that am I losing their people as SICK people do sick things in my own spirit.

I have not sensed that were at that level that that there's this urgent warning of something that could be ready to explode with with terrible damage and casualties around the world.

A mess and thus saith the Lord of simply saying II haven't felt that we were that close to something. But it's wise to pray for restraint. It's wise to pray that God would restrain evil that even if there will be a time of of greater war for the river was seen on the earth state would like to provoke a lot of destruction before it's time. All right, I know these are heavy subjects with the being talked about. Under saying in my own heart. I do not have that sense of urgency to prepare prepare, but others do and it could just be that it's our prayers in harmony with the will of God that will forestall something like that happening or stop something like that happening, so I'm not one of those to the screen.

The skies fall in the skies falling. I don't feel it is it's it's falling in terms of the moral and spiritual disintegration of America. Barring divine awakening, that's for sure.

But as far as nuclear war simply don't sense that it's right at the door, but others who been sounding the alarm for years virtually in recent months were just to pray, and not just take it for granted. Okay I will go with you to Deuteronomy 13 totally changing subjects are right.

Deuteronomy chapter 13 and this is a chapter where God is speaking to Israel about false prophets.

I made a comment last week that is grievous is false teachers, false prophets are as destructive as this is as much as the Bible consistently addresses the subject and rebukes those who are false teachers or false prophets leading God's people astray.

It is grievous is painful it must be confronted and for those who don't know my track record with the broadcast yeah II guess it's the much of the exact title, but it was asked the question who appointed me as the gatekeeper, the charismatic movement. But in I just say look understand that many people look to me to do certain things here all the books of written address these issues here. The specific videos and put out addresses issues articles addressing these issues of anything but silent but my calling is not, so sit around looking for some to correct everything that; my calling is to honor the Lord. Seek what I can do to build up strength and his people reach out to the loss that don't know provoke the Jewish people of Israel to spiritual jealousy and envy through the Messiah help spark revival in the church gospel base moral cultural revolutions decide what we can do towards those goals to be your voice from 07 and spiritual clarity, and part of that involves rebuke and correction part of that involves setting things straight.

That is not my primary calling.

My only calling. That being said.

Teachers false teaching false prophecy, false prophets, grievous my book the political seduction of the church is to whole chapters dealing with the failed and false trump prophecies naming names and being specific as well as the right time to do it in that way Paul Peter of the sometimes name names sometimes addressed issues right this time for both. But in the midst of all the wrong and the problem God actually can use false teachers and false prophets. He's not sending them but he can use them to bring about good's a look at this Deuteronomy 13 verse one. If there appears among you a prophet or dream divine and he gives you a sign or portend saying let us follow and worship another God whom you have not experienced even if the sign or the portend that he named you comes true.

Do not heed the words of that Prophet or that dream divine or for the Lord your God is testing you to see whether you really love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul follow none but the Lord your God and review your none but him observe his commandments alone and he'd only his orders worship none but him and hold fast to him. As for the profit or dream design divider. He should be put to death, for he urged disloyalty to the Lord your God freed you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage to make you stray from the path the Lord your God commanded you to follow. Thus you will sweep out evil from your own midst. Sosa look at this again. This profit comes the Lord is said this and it comes to pass. Now let us follow ball. Let us follow Marduk. Let us follow the Austro, no, no, no unclear if the prophecy comes to pass, that person is calling into idolatry that person is going to follow other gods to listen to them. I want you to know that I been sent by God. They go ahead and work a miracle. And then they turn around and say now follow these other gods whom our fathers did not worship or no.

By the way my rabbi friends who said he would like. That's what you're telling us to do.

You tell us to follow Jesus. Another God not saying follow the God of the of the time off of the Hebrew Bible and I can show you that that God is complex in his unity and that God is the one that sent the Messiah, who himself is divine. So what's it say do not heed the words of the prophet or the dream divider for the Lord your God is testing you to see with you really love Lord your God with all your heart and soul. I'm saying friends that false teachers, false prophets, false miracle workers or grievous shepherds were not really shepherds leave the flock estate astray or grievous degrees, God's heart. They should revile our hearts in the Old Testament, they were punished by death.

That's a much God hated this. That being said, and while we should do what we can tribute them to call them out to close repents to expose them, but we should do our best to do that at the same time God can use these people. Yeah, nothing. He sent them one of the things about the false prophets. They claim to be sent when they weren't set his ascension is really through Jeremiah 23, for example. True prophets were sent by God, given a message by God, the false prophets that God sent me got semi-always sent me when he didn't write. So again I'm not saying God is sending these people. We should do what we can to expose, rebuke, correct absolutely. But God can work through God can test us through ego follow the miracle that takes you away from the Bible and it says there other gods and other ways to God or use the Bible to reject that false miracle. The counterfeit work are you listening to this amazing property can reach her mail and tells you things about your past, and while it prophesies about the future and then says usually the Bible anymore. Just listen to me you have the word in the are we going to use the Bible to expose that person. Or we can allow that person to drag us away from God and his word so I I grieve like it reports about people who left the faith that I hear it regularly. Thankfully, it's a fraction of those coming to the faith. But every life counts and agrees me breaks my heart when I hear this once. Following this will no longer believes this was renounce the faith and we can get request from family members when we do, how do how do we respond when we say how we pray it's grievous yet this will lead them astray that would lead them astray at the same time God is testing us to see with the will love him level heart mind and soul and strength, and in the process is purging his church so we grieve over those who follow and do her best to bring them back. We expose the false and call it out realize in the midst of it does purify purging his people to remember Dell that now shows only get a break down of the app or*around ministries at Cascade year-round ministries on android or IMAP that if you enjoy give a good rating back with you tomorrow. Another program powered by the Truth Network

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